Yaroslava Shvedova is a Kazakh-born Russian tennis coach and former tennis player.
On November 18, 2007 she won her first WTA title of her career beating the Italian Mara Santangelo in the final at the Bangalore tournament with a score of 6-4, 6-4.
In 2010 she won the doubles tournaments at Wimbledon and the US Open paired with the American Vania King. At Roland Garros in 2012, presented as world number 147, she manages, starting from the qualifications, to reach the quarterfinals beating, among others, the title holder Li Na, and managing to snatch a set from the seeding number 4, Petra Kvitova, to then surrender in the third set (6-3 2-6 4-6).
In the third round of the 2012 Wimbledon Tournament against the Italian Sara Errani she won the first set without conceding a single point to her opponent, becoming the first woman to succeed at the professional level.
The golden set had so far been achieved only by the American Bill Scanlon in 1983. The Kazakh will then also win the second set 6-4, with more than 40 winning shots overall in the match. She will be eliminated in the fourth round at the hands of Serena Williams, fighting on equal terms with the eventual winner of the tournament.